This year marks not only the 65th anniversary of the State of Israel, but also of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which was forged by bringing together the various Jewish militias operating in the area prior to 1948.
On May 31, 1948, David Ben Gurion founded the IDF has a unified Jewish fighting force for the defense of the newly reborn Jewish state.
The following video put out by the IDF Spokesperson takes a look at the history of the various branches that make up the Israeli military.
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